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Resume & Cover Letter Help

Magazine & Journal Articles: Resumes
free with your library card
Read online articles from a variety of publications.

Resume Workshops
Upcoming resume workshops at San Diego County Library branches.

Suggested Books: Resume & Cover Letter Writing
Recommended titles from the SDCL collection.

A U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers.
The online version of 200 Letters for Job Hunters by William S. Frank. Offers more than 1,000 cover letter examples, as well as general advice on cover letter writing.
Build a resume online for free.

JobStar Resume Guide
San Diego area job search guide from your local public library.

Key to Career Success
Connects veterans and transitioning service members with high quality career planning, training, and job search resources.

The Riley Guide: Resumes & Cover Letters
Links to resources on cover letters and other job search correspondence, resume writing, and preparing your resume for emailing or posting on the Internet.

Susan Ireland's Resume Guide
Online workshops to help prepare resumes, e-resumes, and cover letters. From the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume.

Video: Writing a Resume (29 mins.)
From the Job Search Tool Kit presented by Jobing Foundation.

Job Applications Job Application Guide
Includes information on how to complete a job application, paper job applications, online, and employer direct applications. Also review job application samples, examples, and forms, and everything else you need to know to sucessfully apply for a job.

The Riley Guide: Scams & Schemes in Work and Employment Services
What to watch out for before you apply.

The Riley Guide: Using Employment Kiosks and Online Job Applications
Information on using employment kiosks and online applications, including links to sample and practice job applications.

Writing Electronic Resumes
Tips for creating plain-text ASCII resumes for emailing and posting to job sites. Includes tips on keywords and scannable resumes.

See also:

Coping With Unemployment

Education, Skills Building & Training

Researching Careers & Employers


Job Search Strategies & Listings

Interview Preparation


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